Fill The Plate, Feed A Family Challenge


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In 2015, The Gray House raised over $12,600 through our Fill the Plate Challenge! It was imperative for us to raise this money in order to receive a $10,000 matching grant through United Way and because of your generosity, we did it!

This year, we hope to raise $20,000 before September 30, 2017!

Food insecurity is an issue that over 223,000 individuals in Western Mass face. The Gray House is committed to addressing this issue by providing households with nutritious groceries. On average, 80-120 families receive assistance each week. This critical service is a first step in helping people improve their ability to resolve crises and achieve and maintain a more stable situation. Food assistance allows families to reallocate their limited funds to other expenses that impact their ability to maintain a job or housing such as rent, transportation, utility bills, childcare and healthcare expenses.

Please consider making a donation to our Fill the Plate, Feed a Family Challenge today. The money donated will be leveraged to provide people in our community with much needed groceries. Encourage friends to join you in donating by taking a photo of yourself with an empty plate, representing all of the families that would go hungry without your support. Help us fill them by making a donation today!

How to get Involved

1. Make a donation through

2. Post a photo of yourself with an empty plate on social media, encouraging your friends to join you in donating. Be sure to include the link to donate ( and #FillThePlate

3. Tag The Gray House and any friends you want to encourage to donate!

The empty plate represents all of the families in our community that would go hungry without your support.

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to the 2015 & 2016 #FillThePlate!

Board of Directors - Gray House - John

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